Winter Celebrations A Modern Guide to a Handmade Christmas by Arounna Khounnoraj
Gosh we love this Canadian author and maker! Stay tuned for events around The Learnary's Curiosity Table and workshops inspired by this lovely book. All about slowing down and connecting through simple, beautiful making activities through the winter.
Winter Celebrations is a celebration of the festive season through craft, featuring a beautiful collections of over 20 decorations and gifts that draw upon Arounna Khounnoraj's natural aesthetic.
From fir garlands, advent calendars to handmade tablescapes for family gatherings - get ready to hunker down and make yourself a handmade Christmas.
In this ultimate maker's guide to the festive season, Arounna will cover a variety of different crafts from embroidery, block printing, sewing and pottery, through 26 projects learn how to make your own wrapping paper, cards, paper garlands and more.
Designed with sustainability in mind, the projects will teach you how to think innovatively and reusing whatever materials you might have to hand, including found and natural objects. There will also be an emphasis on techniques that don't require a lot of tools or equipment as well as projects that can be achieved in a short amount of time.
All the projects include stunning lifestyle photography and clear step-by-step instructions, making this a book accessible for all.
Winter Celebrations will inspire readers to create decorations that they can reuse each year as they learn to embrace a more handmade approach to the festive season.
Arounna Khounnoraj is a Canadian artist and maker based in Toronto, where she emigrated with her family from Laos at the age of four. While her education includes a Masters in fine arts, it was through subsequent residencies that she found her current focus in fibre arts. In 2002 she started Bookhou, a multi-disciplinary studio with her husband John Booth, together they explore a variety of printing and embroidery techniques through making utilitarian objects such as bags, home goods and textiles. She has previously published Punch Needle (2019), Visible Mending (2020), and Embroidery (2022) with Quadrille.